Which Nations Are Hard to Invade?

Alexander Rekeda
3 min readApr 10, 2023

There are a few nations that are incredibly difficult to conquer. The world’s top defenses are found in these countries. Switzerland is the first nation on the list. The landlocked country is a significant world power.

The United Kingdom, also known as the UK, is a powerful country with significant military, economic, and cultural sway. Additionally, it is a nuclear power and has a seat on the UN Security Council that is unassigned.

The northwest European island country of Britain is bordered to the west by the Atlantic Ocean and English Channel, to the east by the Celtic Sea and Irish Sea, and to the south by France and Northern Ireland. Wales, Scotland, and England are its constituent parts.

While the judicial system in Northern Ireland is mostly based on civil law, the legal systems in England, Scotland, and Wales are all based on common law ideas. In addition, Scotland has its own legal system, known as Scots Law, which is primarily a synthesis of civil law and English common law.

A small, landlocked nation in the eastern Himalayas is called Bhutan. It is encircled by India’s states of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam to the south, the Chumbi Valley of Tibet to the east, and China to the north.

The king is in charge of the nation. The Sharchops and Lhotsampas make up the other ethnic groupings in this predominantly Buddhist nation, which is also made up of Ngalops.

The first king of Bhutan, Ngawang Namgyal, developed a system of governance based on both civil and monastic authority. The Druk Desi (regent of Bhutan) was tasked with handling civil concerns, while a Je Khempo (head abbot) was selected to oversee religious institutions.

Bhutan started to gradually come out of its isolation during the rule of his son, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, who established a National Assembly and a set of laws. Additionally, the nation has been a UN member since 1971.

With 10 provinces and three territories spanning North America from the Atlantic to the Arctic, Canada is the second-largest nation by land area. It is exceedingly challenging to invade this nation.

The culture and worldview of Canadians are distinctive. They have a close relationship with Europe and harbor a great mistrust of the US.

Their political ideology and culture both reflect this. They tend to favor well-organized government above individuality, and they are less inclined than Americans to engage in international conflict.

The population of Australia, the world’s smallest continent and largest island, is diverse and includes Indigenous Aborigine communities that had been living in the region for thousands of years before the arrival of the Europeans.

Its capital, Canberra, is situated between the larger and more significant cities of Sydney and Melbourne in the southeast of the country, which is situated between the Pacific and Indian oceans. It is administered by a federal government that has a limited amount of sovereignty over the states of South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Queensland.

In order to establish a naval station there and enhance cooperation with friends and partners, the Australian government is increasing its military presence, particularly in Northern Australia. In order to create nuclear-capable assault submarines and autonomous underwater vehicles, it has inked a security pact with the United States, the United Kingdom, and other countries.

With an estimated 1.44 billion people, China is the most populated nation on earth. With 14 countries included, it has the second-largest economy and third-largest territory in the world.

It has strong military capabilities. It boasts a wide range of military capabilities, including aircraft, missile technology, and cyberattacks, and spends more on defense than any other nation.

However, the PLA would need to send considerably more troops to defend Taiwan than it could send to invade in any military war. The gap between the two sides is also rather great.

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Alexander Rekeda

Alexander Rekeda, one of the founders of Unity for Freedom, brings over two decades of strategic management experience to the table.